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John Fenstein has a long history with Duke, enrolling there in the 1970s and writing for the Duke Chronicle, where he quickly made his mark and found his calling

He wrote a great book on Duke’s 1978 team called Forever’s Team. If you’ve never read it, we recommend it

He was dating Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight when he got Knight to agree to his next great book, A Season On The Brink, and when he left the room with Coach K, K asked if he knew what he just got himself in

He learned quickly and more after the book came out. Knight was deeply dissatisfied with the book and called Feinstein a pimp and a whore, to which Feinstein responded with a crack about how difficult it would be to have both positions

We say this to underscore Feinstein’s longstanding relationship with Coach K, who broke Thursday’s Washington Post article about the recent controversy and K’s decade-long call for college basketball and football commissioners

We basically agree with the idea, but to do that you have to convince the various conferences to give up a lot of authority.It’s especially hard to imagine the Ivy League going in, for example, and then there’s Notre Dame, at least in the Soccer

So you’d have to convince a lot, but in the end it would solve a lot of problems

We never brought this up because we’d hate it if he left Duke for another job, but Feinstein says K would be a great commissioner

He’s right – but he also says that Krzyzewski isn’t done with the coaching yet

By the way, he also goes into what Nate Oats said and that he was “horrified” to learn that K had been saying the same thing for months. It was an uncomfortable situation, but his apology seems sincere so is it is best to leave them behind

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World News – USA – Feinstein weighs in on oats, Krzyzewski and the recent controversy

Source: https://www.dukebasketballreport.com/2020/12/17/22179897/feinstein-oats-krzyzewski-recent-controversies-ncaa-basketball-commissioner-covid-pandemic-acc-duke